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Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room

1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
+1 508-833-2485
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“scones” (65 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 16:30 Hours
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went with my mom, sister & daughter. We sat outside which was lovely. Everyone but me had the special of the day chicken leek pie or something. They all said it was good. I had the spanakopita. It was ok. Kinda dry. My disappointment was...More

Thank JoAnna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little hidden place with good menu and immense tea collection. You can try any - iced teas, hot teas - all of them are just excellent. Restaurant is stylish inside and has cosy outside space.

Thank WunderKid S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered on a random trip to Sandwich. Gorgeous little place. Elegant inside with a smart bar area. Idyllic outside in the shaded garden area. Varied food choices, wonderful hot scones. Excellent service. Hope to return one day

Thank JudithCharming
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at Dunbar House on the way to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Beautiful place with extensive selection of teas. Soups, salads, sandwiches on the menu for lunch as well as usual afternoon tea. Attached taproom offering beer and wine. Dinner menu, too. Excellent food at...More

Thank debra3472
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Heritage Museum and Gardens, we wanted a lite bite and refreshments...and we could have relaxed here all afternoon! We each had a scrumptious salad with chicken salad on one and sliced smoke salmon on another, accompanied by a pot of hot tea. One...More

1  Thank thaward
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The Tea Room is a must visit every time we are on the Cape. This was probably our 10 year and it has been wonderful to see the improvements year after year. The scones are the BEST and the other meals are excellent. A classic...More

Thank Walter G
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Nice homey country feel. Sandwiches are hugh and tastey. Best home made clotted cream! Worth the visit on the Cape.

Thank drjrobmr
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We always go to the Dunbar House Restaurant when we visit Sandwich at lunchtime. It was great food and a beautiful dining room, making the meal enjoyable in multiple ways!

Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

It was such a pleasure stumbling into this place. The tea service was lovely with so many choices both sweet and savory. Our server offered extra plates to the children who nibbled from my tiered tea platter. The bathroom was extremely clean and homelike. I...More

Thank mariasyed
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The pastries are so wonderful and the teas are flavorful. I was able to buy some of the tea I had to bring home with me - a new favorite.

Thank Judi333
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14 September 2016|
Response from Rennah | Property representative |
Yes! Just ask your server.
11 August 2015|
Response from Carolhsfo |
Do you have a gluten free menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +1 508-833-2485
Lunch and afternoon tea at Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room is a charming and memorable experience in an idyllic historic New England setting seven days a week from 11-4:30. On Friday and Saturday nights tapas are served with live music in the wine bar and tavern starting at 5. Dine in the cozy English tea room, the sunny dining room, the tavern or under an umbrella outside on the patio overlooking a beautifully landscaped lawn and garden overlooking band beautiful Shawme Pond.
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